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Musee De La Piscine

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Address: 23 Rue de l'Esperance, 59100 Roubaix, France
Phone Number: 03 20 69 23 60
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Building itself is worth the visit

though the permanent collection is not going to blow your mind, the building itself and the character of the museum is definitely worth your time. It is a beautiful interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

though the permanent collection is not going to blow your mind, the building itself and the character of the museum is definitely worth your time. It is a beautiful interesting building that transports you to a time past. Great family friendly museum to go to. It is airy and spacious so you don't feel that your indoors. Definitely recommend!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

You really have to visit, if just to see the building itself, which is beautiful and an inspired transformation to a museum. With a very eclectic range of exhibits there really is something for everyone to enjoy, a wonderful way to spend an afternoon - and the cafe is well worth a visit!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This museum is a gem! I was very glad I made the easy trip by train from Lille to see it. The building and its history are fascinating. The use that has been made of this space is enthralling. I spent several hours there and wished I could have stayed longer. I thoroughly enjoyed the collections and the clever manner... More 

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Leeuwarden
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Go for the building. The regular collection is to me not that special, but ofcourse that is a matter of taste. The building, the old art deco swimmingpool is amazing.The atmosphere is still of an old swimmingpool. We have been here before and I am impressed every time. If you have the opportunity, go and visit en enjoy.

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had a short break in the Lille area in northern France recently. Started with the Louvre-Lens (an outpost of the Paris Louvre). Startlingly modern building, basically one big space with works of art showing the development of the plastic arts from about 3000 BC to the modern age. All chronologically arranged - would be a great way to show... More 

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Dorset
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25 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

As so many people have said, this museum is an example of an imaginative idea (converting an old art deco swimming pool into a gallery) beautifully realised. The gallery of statuary around the pool looks wonderful, and the use of the old changing areas to display work is fun. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that... More 

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Satu Mare, Satu Mare, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Roubaix is a suburb of Lille but it has the 11th museum in France as I was told. This museum is in the old city pool building and it shows us works of local artists. These works are surprising and very beautiful. Sculptures, paintings, even clothes made in the good old days of this region (Roubaix used to be a... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beutifully restored swimming pool now used as a art and textile museum. Well worth the visit and experience.

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

As other reviews have described, this is an Art Deco swimming pool that has been converted into an art gallery. However, it does not prepare you for how beautiful the building is from the inside. The light streaming in through the large windows and reflecting on the pool was fantastic and rivalled the sculptures themselves. The Roubaix Grand Place metro... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wonderful Art Deco swimming pool restored and converted into a superb art gallery (by the same architect who did the Musee D'Orsay in Paris). Paintings, sculpture, ceramics and special exhibitions. Easy access for wheelchair users from Gare Jean Lebas Metro Ligne 2 (about 500yds down hill). Return to Lille from Roubaix Grand Place (downhill from gallery). Excellent restaurant. Highly recommended.

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